I’ve been told that raccoons are repelled by the smell of ammonia. I’ve been told that a tennis ball soaked in ammonia will keep them away. Any truth in those suggestions, anyone? After I buy tennis balls and ammonia I’ll test out the theory.
As for the herd of young bucks, I haven’t seen them in a couple of days, so perhaps they’ve moved on.
I’m still interested in building a deer and raccoon-proof bird feeder. Let me know if you have any other suggestions.